Arsenal's recent good form (barring the blips against QPR and Wigan Athletic) can be attributed to a strong morale away from the football pitch according to Andre Santos.

The Brazilian left-back suggests that the Gunners have been playing well as a team because the players have become closer away from the club.

"Us players always go out for dinner and social events together," said Santos.

"I'm always doing something with Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna, Robin van Persie, Mikel (Arteta), Yossi Benayoun, Ignasi Miquel and others.

"This link between us off the pitch is very strong and it benefits the team on the pitch."

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